Everyone is going green these days and the question we all want to know is where to start? Well, don’t worry here are some easy and inexpensive things to do or change at home or at work in order to be more earth-friendly.
1- First of all, Educate yourself! There’s so much accessible info everywhere nowadays that it is just impossible not to learn a little bit about how to be sustainable. This blog post is the perfect example! And how could you help solve a problem if you don’t even know what the problem is? Whether it’s on websites, on TV or in magazines, you can easily learn a lot about what’s going on!
2- One of the most important things is to buy smart. Be careful and try to buy recycled items whenever possible. It’s not necessarily more expensive and it’s so much better for the earth. You can also pay attention to how and where the products are made and support greener companies. And when you go shopping, think about bringing reusable bags to avoid using plastic bags that are bad for the environment.
3- Recycle whenever possible! It’s really easy to do, it’s inexpensive and it doesn’t take to much time. Lots of products are recyclable and they are easy to tell apart from the non-recyclable items because they have this little triangle, often located at the bottom. Make sure to separate them in different bins!
4- Some products, and all the food items, are compostable. Compost whenever possible because it’s the best way to preserve the earth! We were talking about buying smart: buying compostable items is a great way to go green!
5- Have you ever been wondering the benefits of going green? Besides the fact that is better for the earth and our future generations, it can also save you money! How so? Just by saving energy and water. It’s pretty easy! Turn the lights off when you leave a room, use energy efficient bulbs and appliances and most importantly, try to use greener transportation! Walk to work, use a bike or take public transportations whenever possible. It is better for the earth, better for your health and also better for your wallet! What else could you ask for?!
6- Last but not least, eat smart. How so? Eat local, seasonal and organic food! If you are having people over and really have to use disposable tableware, use eco-friendly disposable tableware! They are easy to find, affordable and can be very fancy looking!
See, being Eco-friendly doesn’t require you to go to extremes such as going solar or only eating what you grow yourself. Be careful about what you consume and try to recycle whenever you can! Good luck!